Monday, July 29, 2013

Guest Post from Chelsee!

Hello Rachel’s Country Roots Readers!

Rachel is at home today with a massive migraine. Being the bloggy bff I am I got worried about her when it got 10:00am and I had not heard from her. So when she emailed me that she was home sick with a massive migraine, my heart went out to her. This is something that I go through a lot so I feel her pain. Anyways, I was thinking of how I could help her and realized that I could guest post for her today. By the way..this is Chelsee from Southern Beauty Guide. Today I am bringing you a beauty related post that hopefully will provide some insight and tips into the world of eyeliner. Make sure that you all leave Rachel some love by commenting, I know that we all go through this at some point and it is rather awful.

What kind of eyeliner do you prefer? Does it come in a jar, pencil, or tube? Well for those that are adventurous when it comes to eyeliner you may use a little bit of it all. I know that when I began using eyeliner a few years ago I was personally more comfortable using eyeliner that comes in stick form. I just felt that it was easier to apply for a beginner, not saying that I still do not use it. I actually use my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on pencil on my waterline daily. Then as the years passed I moved on to liquid liner. The issue with liquid is that if you make a mistake, it is not easy to fix, other than removing it. However, I was able to learn methods of how to apply eyeliner.

The thing that I must admit to you is that I do spend the most time on my eyeliner. I am a perfectionist when it comes to eyeliner. I know that you have probably noticed this if you follow me on instagram. I have always been highly obsessed with eyeliner, I just believe that using eyeliner can transform your whole look. I mean you can alter the entire way your eyes look. I know that I have quite large eyes so I tend to do a thick band of eyeliner, this is just what I have found over the years has worked best for me.

I am not perfect by any means. I fret over every aspect of my makeup on a daily basis. I even get super aggravated when my camera does not show all the time I spent trying to look perfect!?! Well I hope to goodness that I am not the only one that goes through this. I digress, the oddest thing happened about 2 years ago that has redefined my whole take on eyeliner. You see I was always pretty terrified of gel eyeliner. Warning, never use the applicator that comes with these. From my personal experience, they make you look like a complete train wreck.

Okay, maybe the picture is a little dramatic. However, I am sure that all of you have saw pictures of really bad eyeliner applications.The brushes/applicators are too large and just do not work the way we ever want them to. For a period of time I gave up on gel liner, I was so frustrated with it in general that I gave it up for about a year.

Specifically I had purchased the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black. So after my falling out with this product I returned to my trusty liquid liner. Well randomly, when I was going through my collection I rediscovered this product. I thought for sure that it would have dried up already and was ready to toss it. However, the truth is that it was still as creamy as day one, which shocked me to no end. Well I had purchased a few new brushes and decided that I should give it another try. Well I started applying it with my Sigma E65 Small Angle Brush. Since trying it with this applicator, I have been absolutely loving it.

The thing I love most is that if you make a mistake and create a bumpy line, you can straighten it out and correct it very easily. I am by no means perfect, but this method causes others to think my eyeliner is perfect. I highly recommend that you try these products. It may take you a few times to get the feel of it, but soon you will see that it is a much easier way of creating the perfect liner. I dip in the tip of my brush and swirl it around and then drag the brush along the rim so that it removed the extra product and makes the brush more compact. It literally only takes a small amount of product.

I have also been amazed at how well it stays on. I have super oily skin and often saw that my other liners would end up running down my face. However, when it comes to this gel liner, even living in South Georgia during the summer time, it stays put all day long. Just think when you master it you can do you own happy dance, but it will truly be an accomplishment. 


So if you are feeling adventurous then I recommend that you try this, just make sure that you use the correct brush. Tell me what is your eyeliner preference?

Thanks to Rachel for having me today!


  1. Hoping you feel better today, Rachel! Migraines SUCK, and people tend to think it's 'only a silly headache, suck it up!'. WRONG. Ugh. People are dumb.

    Anyway, thanks Chelsee for the eyeliner info! I'm one that usually passes right over the gel liner and sticks to my trusty liquid pen. No more! I'm going to attempt the gel liner soon!

  2. Oh no I hope you're feeling better! Migraines are the absolute worst.

  3. aww two of my fave blogs in one place!!!!!

  4. Feel better Rachel!! ...Carlton! Love that Carlton.


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